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Old 18-09-12, 21:25
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Hi Phil
Sam started steering sitting on my knee when he was 4 and driving by himself when he was 8. Legal age for L's is 16 and after 17 you can get your P's and drive by yourself.
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Old 18-09-12, 23:46
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Hi Robert

Good when they can start driving long before they are trying to learn the rules of the road, think it makes them better drivers.

I can remember my son was at that age, also remember the first time I met my HUP driving road towards me with my son driving. On occasions he got to take the HUP to school, it turned up in a number of times in his High School Year Book.

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Greg has finished his last HSC exham and is sighned out of school.
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Well done Greg. Robert, does that mean you now have a helper around the farm?

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Rick Greg is going to try a part time job on Wednesday to see if he can handle it. I will put him to work around here on other days to get him used to working.
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The year 11 food teck class catered for the year12's graduation tonight and it was a great success. The food was well presented the speatches short and the background music quiet enough to allow normal convisation around the tables.
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Greg bought his first car today, guess who had to fill the fuel tank to get it home.
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Greg bought his first car today, guess who had to fill the fuel tank to get it home.
He will be better off running it on gas LOL

My XF got a new 4.1 donk last year . The Borg Warner autos are long lasting if you dont thrash them . Still lots of XF's on the road around here , they are a favourite BOGAN car Ford kept that front end from 1960 in the XF's

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Hi Mike.

You'd be old enough to remember the ads on TV for the new Ford Falcon with the 'Million Pound Drive' front suspension. They were spruiking that it had cost a million pounds to develop what was a not very well executed McPherson strut. Within a few years it wasn't that unusual to see a Foul-can (We always called them that, we were a GM family) on the side of the road with a front wheel back underneath the car due to the failure of the fore and aft stabiliser rod. Not impressed.

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You'd be old enough to remember the ads on TV for the new Ford Falcon with the 'Million Pound Drive' front suspension. They were spruiking that it had cost a million pounds to develop what was a not very well executed McPherson strut. Within a few years it wasn't that unusual to see a Foul-can (We always called them that, we were a GM family) on the side of the road with a front wheel back underneath the car due to the failure of the fore and aft stabiliser rod. Not impressed.

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Not quite old enough to recall those TV ads But I do remember the local cops using light blue Ford Anglia's , the 105E model.

The first Australian Falcon, the 1960 XK, suffered from weak ball joints , they were not strong enough for the rough country roads . Ford beefed up the ball joints in the XL model and that solved the problem. They used that exact same front suspension design on Falcons right thru to 1987 .

My neighbour down the road is a Falcon collector, I will ask him about the stabiliser rods failing, he will know about it .

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Our first borne is 18 today, party tomorrow.
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Hi Robert,

Congratulations! We had that great event last year when our oldest daughter turned 18.

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Greg's party was last night and one of the guests didn't want to go home until after midnight so she could celebrate her 17th birthday as well. I ended up driving her and another girl without a licence home at 12:15 and arrived home again at 01:15. On the way home a kangeroo I had passed decided it would be a good idea to ram the side of the car, fortunately no real damage was done. Quite a fiew of the guests didn't realise we lived so far out of town and how much wildlife we have to dodge on the road.
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Greg's party was last night and one of the guests didn't want to go home until after midnight so she could celebrate her 17th birthday as well. I ended up driving her and another girl without a licence home at 12:15 and arrived home again at 01:15. On the way home a kangeroo I had passed decided it would be a good idea to ram the side of the car, fortunately no real damage was done. Quite a fiew of the guests didn't realise we lived so far out of town and how much wildlife we have to dodge on the road.
I almost clobbered a sheep this afternoon on the way back from Jindabyne - this is after dodging countless kangaroos and wallabies. It must have wiped the dust off the side of the car.
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Greg bought his first car today, guess who had to fill the fuel tank to get it home.
I drove the XF to a bull sale near Holbrook yesterday and it runs along nicely. It is booked in to have the brakes fixed on Thursday then Greg can start driving it.
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All scrubbed up and looking very dapper
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Greg received a phone call today. He is now about to join the working class.
He will be moving to Queanbeyan next month to start a heavy vehicle mechanic apprenticeship.
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Greg received a phone call today. He is now about to join the working class.
He will be moving to Queanbeyan next month to start a heavy vehicle mechanic apprenticeship.
Congratulations Greg. Good trade to get in to for work prospects
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Greg, Well Done. My son is a diesel Mech. heavy stream and there is plenty of work out the.

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Things are moving faster than expected, Greg had his induction today and has to start work Monday morning. I'm still out of action and Vicki is working so He has to move himself to Queanbeyan on Saturday.
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Robert,
Whats happened??? Have you had an accident or similar?

We hope you are OK.

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Yes Rick I have had an accident. On 25th March I took a nose dive off a motor bike and dislocated my right sholder and bruised my ribs on the left side. I have now started phisio and in two weeks I find out if I can lift my arm above sholder hight again. All part of the fun of cttle mustering.
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Gee, that's no good Robert. Hope you get better soon. Dislocations are a real pain, (no pun intended).

One of the shipwrights I worked with at the Paynesville Slip-yard quite a few years ago, hurt his shoulder at work and went off on compo. He was sent to a specialist a couple of months later still on compo and with an unimproved shoulder. The specialist asked him how far he could lift his arm. He lifted it to just below shoulder height. He was then asked how far he could lift it before his accident and he raised his hand above his head. Guess who was back at work the next week.

Anyway take it easy and do the exercises.

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Greg's first week of work has been eventful. Another worker decided to teach him how to use an oxy cutter and started to cut the top out of a drum, Greg was going to finish the job. Unfortunately not all safety procedures were used and the drum blew up leaving a hole in the wall and the worker with burnt armes. Greg had ringing ears for two days and had to be interviewed by his boss, work cover and the police. Other than that he likes it there but finding some of the work heavier than he expected.
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Hi Robert - two of the most dangerous practices in the past and apparently still now, is the exploding drum and tyre splitrims flying of the rim if the tyre is still under pressure. What happened to Greg is inexcusible in this day and age. He is a very lucky boy.

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Glad Greg survived that one, time he bought a lotto ticket, sounds like mismanagement, they didn,t train the last bloke too well. Hope they don,t show him how to operate a 9" grinder next. Gut busting went out with the ark, forklifts and hydraulics saw to that, good workshop practice and trained staff with the right equipment mean the heaviest thing he picks up is the 1" rattle gun.
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